Vestas win 96MW Australia order
In partnership with Global Power Generation, a subsidiary of the multinational power company Naturgy Group, Vestas has secured a 96 MW deal for the Hawkesdale Wind Farm in Victoria, Australia. The project will feature 23 V136-4.2 MW wind turbines which Vestas will supply and install.
Upon completion, Vestas will also deliver a 15-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement. With an energy-based availability guarantee, the service agreement will maximise the energy production of the fleet and provide Global Power Generation (Naturgy Group) with long-term business case certainty.
The deal follows Vestas’ recent announcement of the second stage of the Berrybank wind project and the Ryan Corner wind project, two new Victorian wind parks to be developed with Global Power Generation. Together, the three projects will export a total of 424 MW of clean energy to the Australian grid.
“We are proud that customers from all around the world turn to Vestas for our leading technology, market experience, broad service solutions and ultimately, the best return on investment for their wind project”, said Clive Turton, President of Vestas Asia Pacific. “Global Power Generation is a valued customer to Vestas globally and we look forward to building on our existing partnership through the delivery of Hawkesdale Wind Farm”.
“Vestas is pleased to deliver Hawkesdale Wind Farm which will continue to strengthen Victoria’s sustainable future, while driving the state’s renewable energy targets”, said Peter Cowling, Head of Vestas Australia and New Zealand. “Vestas is the largest installer and maintainer of wind generators in Australia. With a total of 424 MW across Ryan Corner, Berrybank Stage Two and now Hawkesdale wind farms, our partnership with Global Power Generation reinforces our commitment to Australia’s clean energy transition”.
“Global Power Generation is very pleased to also work with continue its partnership with Vestas as OEM and long-term maintenance service provider for Hawkesdale Wind Farm”, said Pedro Serrano, Chief Business Development Officer, Global Power Generation.
Hawkesdale Wind Farm is set to power approximately 35,000 homes and create around 145 jobs during its construction.
Delivery of the turbines is expected to occur in the third quarter of 2021, with commissioning scheduled for the third quarter of 2022.
Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We design, manufacture, install, and service wind turbines across the globe, and with more than 122 GW of wind turbines in 82 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and unparalleled more than 108 GW of wind turbines under service, we use data to interpret, forecast, and exploit wind resources and deliver best-in-class wind power solutions. Together with our customers, Vestas’ more than 25,500 employees are bringing the world sustainable energy solutions to power a bright future.
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About Global Power Generation (Naturgy Group)
Global Power Generation (GPG) is the Naturgy Energy Group’s subsidiary dedicated to international power generation, which is 25% owned by the Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA), the oldest sovereign fund in the world. KIA’s interest in GPG is managed by the KIA’s direct infrastructure platform, Wren House Infrastructure Management. GPG manages a total installed capacity of 4,100 MW and employs around 800 people worldwide. We are backed by a great variety of projects that we have developed in different countries around the world and our best resource is the experience and know-how of our team. We bring an owner-orientated approach to each of our projects and primarily focus on long-term projects. We are a company dedicated to the environment, health, safety and the community.
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